Monday, August 20, 2007

Klein's Drill and Kill... in the womb


"There's no question in my mind we ought to start our students much earlier," said Klein, a self-proclaimed "public school guy" who took his job exactly five years ago today.

"We should have all of our students start and have rigorous standard-based programs at age 3, age 4, age 5," he said.

He added that it's especially important in high-poverty areas where private preschool is not necessarily an option.

There was a good thread of discussion on this article on the NYC Education Listserve. I posted parts of it on Norm's Notes.

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